Isaac Kinde, M.D., Ph.D.

Co-Founder, Head of Research and Innovation

Isaac Kinde is head of research and innovation and a co-founder of Thrive.


Isaac holds a B.S. in biological sciences from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, where he was a Meyerhoff Scholar, a Ph.D. in cellular and molecular medicine, and an M.D. from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

Isaac’s expertise in molecular diagnostics stems from his graduate school training in the lab of Thrive’s founders at Johns Hopkins University. His thesis research produced novel diagnostics based on improvements to massively parallel DNA sequencing. The technologies he co-invented with Thrive founders have subsequently enabled the earlier detection of several different cancers and other genetic diseases from a wide variety of clinical specimens. Applications of these inventions appear in prominent scientific journals, including Science, Nature, and The New England Journal of Medicine, and form the foundation of Thrive’s CancerSEEK platform.

In 2012, Isaac was honored among Forbes’ 30 Under 30 in science and healthcare.

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